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Subject: Re: [boost] [lockfree] tagged_ptr as a separate library
From: Tim Blechmann (tim_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-03-30 07:20:54

> In the review of lockfree it has been suggested that tagged_ptr should
> make it into the public API of lockfree.
> Wouldn't it make sense to move it into a separate library entirely? It
> would possibly get more exposure and cross-platform ports. The technique
> itself also requires some extra documentation. And it might find it's
> way into a release earlier than lock-free itself.

for now i prefer to keep it an implementation detail. but maybe it can be
exposed to the public API in future. how now i'd like to wait until there are
some std::atomic implementation which can actually compile the tagged_ptr. i
hope boost.lockfree will be in 1.50, still waiting for boost.atomic, though

cheers, tim

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